Welcome to Computer Science at Weaver Academy!
Please check out a brief synopsis of the courses I currently teach and our CTSO (career technical student organization) FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America).
AP Computer Science Principles
AP Computer Science Principles is a NEW COLLEGE BOARD approved AP course that explores six big ideas of computing: creativity, abstraction, data and information, algorithms, programming, the Internet, and global impact! Students learn to build mobile device apps using MIT's App Inventor.
Python Programming I Honors
Python is one of the most versatile programming languages and is widely used in industry. Students learn the basic constructs of programming while learning the specifics of Python.
Network Administration I Honors
Net Admin I is an introductory course that lets you explore the Windows operating system and basic networking and security. Students can earn three Microsoft Technology Associate certifications in this course.
Network Administration II Honors
Net Admin II takes your network administration skills to the next level. You learn all about setting network controls, providing access controls, installing, and securing your Windows network. Students have the opportunity to take the current Windows Configuring Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) industry exam.
e-Commerce I Honors
e-Commerce I takes a deep look at running a business online and building websites using HTML5 and CSS. It culminates with students creating a capstone e-Commerce site that incorporates everything they have learned.
e-Commerce II Honors
e-Commerce II works to build the student's skill in creating a professional e-commerce website and knowledge of how to make that site a successful e-business. The culminating project is an actual website for a local small business.
Future Business Leaders of America
Despite (or because of) our unique situation at Weaver, we tend to excel at the state FBLA Leadership Conference. Since it is difficult to participate in "traditional" club meetings and activities, our focus is helping students find their niche so they will excel at the State Leadership Conference and move on to National Competition. We have had students qualify for nationals in events ranging from Network Design to Programming to Impromptu Speaking since we began competing in 2006. We have taken as many as 11 students at once to the national competition at locations from Anaheim to Orlando and places in between.